Three players from the Jets took a team of youngsters from two Manitoba First Nations through a few drills in Winnipeg Monday.
Forwards Chris Thorburn, Adam Lowry and Mark Scheifele skated with a group of players from Sagkeeng First Nation and Swan Lake First Nation at the MTS Iceplex as part of an event sponsored by the NHL Players Association.
Reinie Courchene, head coach of the team from Sagkeeng, said getting to lace up and play with NHLers will have a big impact on the young players.
"For them to see NHL players is probably amazing, for some of them maybe even a dream come true," he said.
"I think it's really going to brighten their eyes and, you know, really focus their goals in life ... really see this is a reality."
Players from the two teams ranged between the ages of nine and 11.